The Samsung Galaxy S III Will Be Almost 4G-Fast

By Sam Gibbs on at

There's not long to wait now to get your mitts on Android's new Emperor, but for those looking to jump on the Galaxy S III bandwagon we have some good news for you. It's not quite 4G-fast, but it'll still be blazing compared to your standard 3G phone thanks to a 42Mbps DC-HSPA boost.

Dual connection high speed packet access, or DC-HSPA for short, should give you a pretty decent speed for just 3G. A couple of networks in the UK are already rolling it out now as we speak, including O2 and Vodafone, with Everything Everywhere and Three joining later this year. Theoretical highs of 42Mbps are possible on O2's network, but Vodafone's will only muster a puny 28Mbps.

Obviously you're unlikely to get all that bandwidth, but it should be a tad better than the crummy 1Mbps-if-you're-lucky speeds most people are used to. Considering we've still got quite a wait for proper 4G speeds with LTE, at least a DC-HSPA-powered Galaxy S III will make for a decent stopgap. [Cnet via TechRadar]